CAMPS FOR CHILDREN EDUCATIONAL ASSOCIATION
Science Center at Aspen Ranch, Sundre, Ab.
(Environmental / Wetland Studies)
Youth will advance their knowledge and appreciation of
Science with fun “hands-on” experiences through direct
interaction with natural areas in a wonderful outdoor
These unique outdoor education camping programs, which are
offered at Aspen Ranch, are all curriculum based and reflect
objectives defined in the Alberta Education Program of
The “Nature” of Science
During this field study program, students visit three
ecosystems and complete activities that compare the
biological diversity between them. Students also explore
biological diversity within and between species and
investigate the impact recreational activities have on
sustaining biodiversity in protected areas.
Fresh Water Systems
During this field study program, students will explore water
systems and watersheds and will look at current
environmental issues; including erosion, water
contamination, sedimentation, aquifers and water monitoring.
Students will visit three ecosystems and complete activities
that monitor quantity of chemicals in the environment.
Water, air, and soil samples will be taken for analysis.
Pollution and concentration of harmful chemicals in the
environment will also be investigated.